Heidelberg’s sustainability campaign focuses on energy-efficient production

Heidelberg has launched a sustainability campaign which puts the Heidelberg press - Speedmaster XL 106, at the centre stage.

27 Jan 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

The campaign – Energy efficiency in the pressroom: Heidelberg is leading the way, aimed at print shops will feature information, advice, and tips from experts on how to considerably increase energy efficiency in printing companies while simultaneously driving down costs.

The company will be focusing on several headline issues in its communications over the next few months.

Quoting the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, Heidelberg statement said that the Protocol stipulated that by 2020, industrial processes should be at least 20% more efficient than they were in 1990.

Dr Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg, said, the subject of sustainability and energy efficiency has become a crucial competitive and cost factor for suppliers in the print media industry – and that applies equally to our customers and to Heidelberg itself. “Alongside its customers, Heidelberg aims to extend its leading role in the industry to include energy efficiency as well. Due to our technological and data expertise, we are able to offer our customers attractive options for achieving energy-efficient production and can provide comprehensive advice and consulting. We all need to work on these issues if we are to hit climate protection targets.”

To launch the campaign, Heidelberg is showcasing the energy efficiency of the Speedmaster XL 106. For example, a comparison between the Speedmaster CD 102-6+L from 1990 and the current Speedmaster XL 106-6+L, revealing that energy consumption per 1,000 sheets has been reduced from 13.8 kWh to 8 kWh – a reduction of 40 percent. A whole range of innovations and improvements throughout the entire system is responsible for this achievement.

“When it comes to energy efficiency in print shops, although the equipment being used is an important basis, operating that equipment in the best way possible is at least equally as important. This is often where companies can really make a big difference. It is at precisely this point that the Heidelberg campaign for greater energy efficiency comes in and creates a basis for fully utilizing pre-existing potential,” says Dr Eva Boll, head of ESG at Heidelberg.

The Speedmaster XL 106 supplied with the energy measuring device as standard, enabling users to permanently monitor the energy consumption of their press – measured in kilowatt-hours per 1,000 sheets – from the control station,  will initially be available in Germany. Its worldwide available has not been disclosed.

Recently, Heidelberg has announced that it has completed the installation of a brand new Speedmaster CX 104 – seven-colour fully loaded press at Sukee Print Pack in Bengaluru.

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